Both cancer and heart disease have been shown to be a result of oxidative stress, of which, antioxidants help to protect against! Guess what? Processing those apples (ahem, applesauce) can greatly reduce the beneficial phytochemical content of those apples. So, the best way to enjoy that apple, is straight up raw. Tired of following that doctors advice and eating an apple every day? Not after this smoothie recipe meets your tongue!
- 1 cup homemade almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 organic apple (small)
- 1 tsp. ground organic cinnamon
- 1 frozen organic banana
- 8-10 organic walnut halves
Place all ingredients in blender, pour into your favorite glass, top with cinnamon, and get your smoothie on!
Boyer, J., & Liu, R. H. (2004). Apple phytochemicals and their health benefits. Nutrition Journal, 3, 5. http://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-3-5